Art is often associated with visual works like paintings and sculptures, and when an art gallery is hosting an exhibition, it is easy to imagine rows of delicate paintings that you should not touch or even come near to. So when one art exhibition allows visitors to touch, smell, hear and even taste the artworks, it was no doubt an exhibition that subscribed to the unconventional approach in art.
In Dialogue with the Senses, four Korean and five Indonesian artists came together to produce interactive artworks in an exhibition that engaged the five senses. Held at the Galeria Fatahillah from 21 October to 3 November, visitors’ participations were essential to the entire experience of this exhibition.
In an installation titled Jangdna by Korean artist Hyung Joong Kim, a microphone stood in the middle of the room inviting people to lean in and speak, or even sing, where the software program analysed the frequency of the sound and transformed it into visuals on the screen. Another interesting take of this exhibition was by Indonesian artist Fajar Abadi, who employed aromatherapy candles to bring visitors down the memory lane by evoking their childhood memories of, say, an afternoon in the kitchen, savouring a warm bowl of Sop Ayam made by their mothers.
If you missed out on the event, scroll down to view the coverage of the exhibition.